domestic relations court
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in some states, a court with jurisdiction over matters involving relations within the family or household, as between husband and wife or parent and child
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
In certain U.S. states, a court with jurisdiction over family disputes, especially those involving the custody, support, and welfare of children.